Spicy Thai Shrimp Soba Salad
Another smart trick from the test kitchen: We cooked the shrimp and soba noodles right in the same pot. Cooking shrimp in their shells keeps them firm and meaty, plus it adds a little briny flavor to the noodles. Just don’t walk away after you add the noodles. If you time it right, the soba will be tender just as the shrimp turn pink and opaque. If you can’t find Thai basil you can use Italian. Thai chilies can be hard to find and VERY hot, but if you still want to add a bit of heat, you can substitute a chopped serrano in its place.